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An Inspired New Year Ritual

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Join Rev. Marla as she speaks about one of her favorite New Year Ritual. Enjoy…

Until next time,

NAMASTE

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No Resolutions this Year!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

You’re off the hook!  No need to make any resolutions.  We know they don’t often work and just make us miserable for a few days while we starve on carrots and hurt from taking up exercise too vigorously.  The reason resolutions don’t work is that they’re based on negativity, on thinking about what we don’t want, and, even though we may say we’re focusing on a “healthier body” or business growth, the view is still on the amount of weight or the lack of revenues.

We can continue to be driven by the fear that something we don’t want will happen if we don’t take action, or we can put our energy and focus on our dreams, what we want to create in our lives and our businesses in the new year.  The choice:  pushed by fear, or driven by passion and mission.

In 2008 when my husband and I were on a safari in Tanzania, we met a young camp manager named Elibariki Shammy.  Shammy had just completed his bachelor’s degree and dreamed of graduate school.  He originally had a scholarship for a program in the states, but decided to remain in his country while his new wife Stella completed her degree and they enjoyed their first child, Destiny.  We have become wonderful friends and I am inspired by his drive and determination.

Shammy and Stella

Against significant odds, Shammy worked extra jobs, and secured the grants and scholarships to complete his dissertation and receive his master’s degree from the university in DAR ES-SALAAM in October.  He is now working as the NTBs Project Country Coordinator, with the. Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture & Trademark East Africa.

During his journey he once emailed me this thought:   “I think an important capital that young men need the most in these times is a positive mind. There is no way one can excel in this elementary world without having conquered the negativity.”

Now he is putting his energy and vision toward an even bigger dream…  He has purchased some land near his family in Arusha, TZ where he plans to raise funds and build a school to help his neighbors afford quality education   He shares, “ It could start from nursery school, then primary and finally secondary school. These are just the thoughts in our minds and we are still thinking at how we could go about them. I have come to realize that most of the good things that happen in my life start by a mere thought, this is to say it is hard to have  any material thing without first conceiving it in our minds.”

We can learn a lot about powerful intentions from Shammy:

  • Overcome negativity, and release or forgive whatever is getting in the way of your moving forward.
  • Be grateful for what you have and continue to build from where you are now.
  • Have a clear picture in the present tense of what you want.
  • Make the dream big enough to include the good for others.

In January, The Inspired Business Center is launching a 21 Day Masterful Intentions Success Process. Our intention is to deliver a cost effective way to explore what we teach. This program is fun, interactive, and easy to follow. Each day for 21 days, you will experience various aspects of the overall Masterful Intentions philosophy. Everything we do will be archived so that you can participate whenever and however best suits your style of interaction. Once the 21 days are complete, you will have immersed yourself in the Masterful Intentions Process and seeing the results!

Learn more and register at http://mi-program.com/21day-jan.html

Happy Holidays and Blessings for an amazing and prosperous New Year!

P.S. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel and see all the things we are talking about.

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Navigating the Detours

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Join Marla as she shares some tips of Navigating the Detours of Business life.

Until next time,

NAMASTE

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An Inspired Perspective of Persistence.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Join Rev. Robert as he shares a story of how Inspired Persistence paid off during a December to remember.

Until next time,

NAMASTE

Robert

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Do you have Faith in your Business?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Join Rev. Robert as he talks about having Faith in your own business.

Until next time,

Make it a profitable day,

Namaste,

Robert

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The Importance of Guiding Values

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Join me as I share the next video in our Inspired Business Video Series: The Importance of Guiding Values

Until next time,

Make it a Profitable day.

Marla

 

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The Importance of having a VISION

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Listen in as I share the importance of having a Vision for your business.

Until next time,

Marla

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An Inspired Approach to Business Coaching Part 2

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Here is the second part in our introduction to business coaching. If you missed Part 1 just CLICK HERE.

Thanks again for your support and please feel free to share this with your friends.

 

Until next time,

Marla

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Learning to Ride Raindrops

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Most of us spend part of our summer trying to avoid or eradicate mosquitoes.  As it turns out, these tiny pests have an important lesson to teach us.

Recently a group of mechanical engineering students at Georgia Tech conducted an experiment to discover how mosquitos survive rain.  To the mosquito, rain is the epitome of significant change from a beautiful sunny day to life threatening danger. A single raindrop is the equivalent of a 3 ton boulder falling on them.  So how do they do it?

First they don’t try to resist the rain drops.  They don’t carry on about how the rain is unfair or ask “Why me?” Instead they’ve learned to adapt.  How do we react to change in our markets, in our workplace, in our lives?  Typically we try to fight it, avoid it, or look at change as a big problem to be overcome.

Second mosquitos don’t try to outrun the rain drop. That’s like trying to dodge comets.  By comparison, how often do we go into scatter mode, shot gunning our marketing, making impulsive decisions and panicking about money or results or some other measurement we’re using to try to be “in control”?

Professor David Hu says that his team learned that mosquitoes don’t actually dodge the raindrops, they hitch a ride.  When a raindrop hits a mosquito, the mosquito and raindrop join together and the mosquito rides the drop for about a thousandth of a second before its wings, acting as kites, pull it out of the water.

To relate that to business, when we are aware of change or a shift, we can choose to follow the momentum and move in the direction of the change; not struggling, not efforting and not resisting.    We can collaborate with our internal teams and external allies.  We can co-create with our customers, employees and vendors to adjust to what’s happening and make decisions and take actions that are in the alignment with the flow.

The other important lesson is to allow the new momentum to lift us out of the challenge so we can “fly off” to the next adventure.  We don’t ride the raindrop into the ground, but look for new opportunities and express gratitude for the lift.

According to Hu, by joining the raindrop mosquitos experience very little force and to them it’s like getting hit with a feather.

So in the face of challenge, change, and other things we can’t control; don’t resist, don’t dodge…RIDE THE RAINDROP!

Blessings, Marla

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Join us Thursday June 28 @ 9 a.m. MDT for our 15 minute virtual Inspired Coffee Break.  Listen in as we discuss The Four Pillars of Spiritual Entrepreneurship. It’s free and all you need is a phone!   http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com/coffee.html 

Learn how to include Universal Spiritual Principles in your work or business.  Join our next Business Owner and Executive peer group tele-seminar series.  Solve business challenges by incorporating focused intention, leveraging peer group wisdom and energy and partnering with the Divine. http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com/masterful-intentions-2012.html

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BELIEVE AND THEN ACHIEVE!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012


“Abundance is not something we acquire, it is something we tune into,” says inspirational author and speaker Wayne Dyer.  The way we tune into our world is through what we believe to be true about ourselves, about others and about what’s possible.

Have you ever marveled at a business or professional colleague who succeeded against all odds because they didn’t know it was supposed to be difficult and impossible?  They simply believed they could do it and they did it!

Dr Alex Loyd, author of The Healing Code, says “You do what you believe 100 percent of the time.”  When you really think about it, that’s a very powerful and revealing statement.  Although we may be influenced by our outer world, and often we agree that we “should” adopt a new behavior, cold call more, eat broccoli, follow a budget, be on time, we often don’t adopt the behavior, or if we do, it doesn’t last.

Loyd continues, “The corollary is also true: You never do anything that you don’t believe.  If you are doing something that you consider wrong or counterproductive, it is because you believe something wrong or counterproductive.  If you are doing something that is right or good or constructive, it’s because you believe something right, or good or constructive.”

Old beliefs are stored in our subconscious and we very seldom stop to look at them.  Old beliefs may have come from past experiences, what you’ve been told by others or your industry’s thinking on what’s possible.  But are they relevant to what you want to accomplish today?  Making business decisions from old beliefs is like running DOS software on our Windows 7.  Time to Upgrade!

How do you begin to change limiting beliefs?  Notice the results you are achieving and inquire: “What do I believe about this?”  If the belief is negative, limiting and outdated, reprogram it!  Consciously declare a new “truth” for yourself that is positive, affirmative and in the present tense.

Change your focus to what you do want for your business or your life.  As you change your focus, you will begin to see new possibilities and opportunities that were always there, but you weren’t looking for them!  A good example: A client was feeling that the program she was offering wasn’t valuable and that nobody wanted it. (Notice the negative belief at work here)?  I suggested she begin to find evidence for the value, to remember all the people whose lives or businesses had been changed by attending her programs, and she changed her approach and messaging to reflect the new belief that her offering was life changing.  Her next workshop sold out in 2 days.

Once you have established new beliefs, you ask the Universe for what you want for your company (or your life).  It’s important to state the “essence” of the outcome, such as, increased profits, innovation to meet market demands, the right people to do the job. The essence is what you concentrate on because there are many avenues for achieving the desired outcome.

Then make decisions and act as if the good were already delivered, and you will begin to attract the results.  Continue to hold on to the positive belief, even if things don’t “look” better right away.

The Universe will determine the specifics of how it will all happen and when.  It may take the form of an unexpected sales opportunity, a powerful idea that comes to you as you drive down the road or an introduction to the person at a meeting that can provide the resource you’ve been missing.

At that point, you need to be open to receive what you asked for!  As crazy as it sounds, sometimes we get so addicted to the struggle we don’t notice things have turned around and that it was easy and effortless.  We continue to struggle because, you guessed it, we “believe” it has to be hard!

Suggested Action Steps:

1.  Ask yourself and ask your management team: “Where are we limiting our business success by holding outdated beliefs of what’s possible?”

2.  Look at where things are flowing in your business and what seems stuck.  Think about what you believe about the aspects that are flowing, and what you believe about the areas that are stuck.  Could be very eye opening!

3.  Make a list of things you’d like to ask for.  Then ask!  Notice any resistance you have to asking for help, from others or from the Universe.

Robert Fritz sums it up this way: “If we limit our choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, we disconnect ourselves from what we truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

Until next time,

Marla

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Join us this Thursday and on the fourth Thursday of every monmth for our 15 minute virtual Inspired Coffee Break.  Listen in as we discuss in more details about how to recognize and re-program negative beliefs.  It’s free and all you need is a phone!   http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com/coffee.html

Learn how to include Universal Spiritual Principles in your work or business.  Join our next Business Owner and Executive peer group tele-seminar series.  Solve business challenges by incorporating focused intention, leveraging peer group wisdom and energy and partnering with the Divine. http://www.theinspiredbusiness.com/masterful-intentions-2012.html

 

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